the race is on. Who will host the 2030 Winter Olympics? Now apparently France is also competing for the event. International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Guy Druitt spoke of an application in May. Now they are clearly getting serious. According to reports, the “first sustainable Games” have been promised. This means that 95 percent of the existing infrastructure will be utilized. Only one new ice rink is to be built in Nice. A total of 1.5 billion euros should be available for the project.
France plans to submit its bid to the International Olympic Committee on November 21. After this the organizers will decide whether there will actually be a round of negotiations with the applicants or not.
But there is competition in France. The US, Sweden and Switzerland also want to host the 2030 Winter Olympics. , The Executive Council of sports umbrella organization Swiss Olympics was encouraged by the results of a feasibility study launched in the spring. The Committee requested that the next step in the Sports Parliament be a formal decision on Switzerland’s Olympic candidacy.
The Sports Parliament consists of representatives of sports associations. The annual meeting will be held on 24 November. According to a feasibility study, Switzerland has the capacity, knowledge and population support to hold the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games according to a new concept from 2030. According to the study, the programs will be decentralized, in existing facilities, in all four language areas and largely privately financed.